Winter Lecture Series: Northern Ireland – Impact of the Troubles and Their Legacy




The Argylls and Sutherland Highlanders Museum are pleased to bring back their winter lecture series for 2022/2023.

Tickets will be available soon.

This lecture will focus on impressions of life in Northern Ireland nearly quarter of a century after the end of the troubles. The Army bases have been bulldozed to the ground and Belfast is now one of UK’s top tourist destinations. But the political stability achieved through the Good Friday Agreement are starting to unravel and sectarian tensions are on the rise. Brexit border arrangements and growing calls for a referendum on leaving the UK are threatening the region’s hard won gains.

About the Speaker: Colonel Neil Salisbury

Colonel Neil Salisbury joined the 1st Battalion of The Argylls in 1974.  He went on to become Second in Command for the tour in West Belfast in 1994 when the historic ceasefire by the Provisional IRA took place.  He subsequently commanded 7th/8th Battalion of the Regiment and after appointments as a Defence Attaché in Nigeria and the West Indies.

Please Note:

All talks will take place in the Colour’s Room located in; The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders museum, Kings Old Building, Stirling Castle. Lectures will last 45 minutes with a hot drink refreshment on offer before and after the event.

This ticket does not include access to Stirling Castle. Please remember to prebook your castle ticket.

Tickets will be available via his webpage 3 weeks before the event. Entry is currently free to Museum Guardians, serving members of the Armed Forces and members of the Regimental Association, Dinner Club and Historic Scotland on presentation of a valid membership card but tickets must be prebooked via Stirling Castle’s website prior to arrival. Non concession holders will be charged the full Castle admission fee.

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